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Comment: What Do You Expect? (Score 0) 687

by iviagnus (#30747976) Attached to: Google Hacked, May Pull Out of China
China is our enemy. Mark my words... they will use the appetite of US cows (the 99% of our population that brainlessly consumes without thinking about where products come from) to grow ever more powerful as we become weaker, finally becoming subservient to them. Remember the commercial... Wal-Mart. Save Money. Finance Communism.

Comment: Enforcement (Score 0) 339

by iviagnus (#30420788) Attached to: Fines Fail To Curb Cell Phone Usage While Driving
If motorists won't abide by the law, then enforce it through hardware. Built-in (vehicle-only-area) cellular jamming hardware could enforce cell-phone compliance while the vehicle is in motion. Only after being placed in park would the jamming device allow calls to be made. A signal on a seperate frequency could indicate an incoming call by chiming. The motorist would still have to stop the vehicle to actually take the call.

Comment: A Great Idea (Score 0, Flamebait) 303

by iviagnus (#30365914) Attached to: Israeli Knesset Approves Biometric Database Law
Every human being on the planet should be fingerprinted, retinal scanned and DNA sampled. If they've nothing to hide why should they object? Only scumbags with something to hide would want to remain in the shadows. Also, only those who have served their country in the military should have citizenship status and get the priviledges that offers (business and home ownership, drivers license, social security at retirement, etc). And automobiles should be required to have an alcohol detector so that they cannot be started if the driver has been drinking.

Comment: Re:Sure, 17 year-olds believe this because of a ga (Score 1) 839

by iviagnus (#26447037) Attached to: <em>Halo 3</em> Criticized In Murder Conviction

he believes that the 17-year-old defendant "had no idea at the time he hatched this plot that if he killed his parents, they would be dead forever."

If someone as old as 17 doesn't understand this basic fact of life, then there's obviously something wrong that has nothing to do with the video game.

Exactly. Obviously if he values a video game or software program over the lives of another Human Being (let alone that of his mother and father) he is mentally and emotionally sick, as well as severely skewed from reality.

Comment: Re:Just don't go. (Score 2, Insightful) 474

by iviagnus (#23537597) Attached to: Amusement Park Bans PDAs and Smartphones
And it is indeed your right not to go. But I might suggest that if you need to be tethered to your device when you go to an amusement park with your family, friends, or alone, that you need to seriously consider whether your current career choice is more valuable to you than your own vacation or time off. Many people want too much in life, and suffer working too many hours to compensate. If owning the toys you really can live without is more important than quality time with your family, then you shouldn't have one. If you want a family, work enough to pay for a home, the vehicles you absolutely need to get you to work and the market, plus something for a movie or to eat out once a week, plus a nestegg, and be happy. If getting that boat (plus a truck large enough to haul it) or a couple four-wheelers and a truck and trailer is going to mean working weekends at the expense of your family time, then you really shouldn't have them. There is no reason a husband and wife shouldn't be able to support the necessities with just two $20,000 incomes. You can work at a convenience store in Maine, which has a lower per-capita income than most states, and bring that home. Also, while on vibrate, do you answer your phone while in the theater, or do you exit and take/return the call in the lobby? You probably leave the theater. But many people open their phones right there and start holding a conversation. This is very rude, and the reason that banning is happening, and will get more confining as rudeness increases. Frankly, I'll be glad when some of these areas have localized interference set up so that no signal gets through . . . period.

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